Kris Bernal did not think netizens would make such a big deal out of her recent fashion mishap.
On Sunday, April 4, 2021, the GMA-7 actress uploaded a selfie on Instagram and wrote an inspiring message for her followers in celebration of Easter.
She later realized that she was wearing her tube top inside out, after hundreds of netizens pointed it out in the comment section.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via Instagram's direct message on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Kris admitted that she initially wanted to delete the post.
But the 31-year-old Kapuso star decided not to do so since she felt the caption of the post was more important than the photo.
She said, "At first, I got shocked na baliktad pala. Usually when I post photos, I want it raw with no added filters. So I really didn’t notice the details of the photo.
"Nagulat na lang ako sa comments na baliktad pala.
"I actually thought of deleting it since I felt like I got embarrassed, but I didn’t because I was after the message of what I wanted to say during Easter wherein I had to drive to the grocery and relate how God is taking the driver seat for me."
She added, "I also thought that I’m just a person, I make mistakes and I am not perfect."
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The full caption of her post read (published as is): "I always cling to this saying, 'Let God take the Driver’s seat'. When I can no longer take whats happening around me, I let God take over, ask for the higher power Jesus to take the wheel for me. [emoji]
"And, He never fails to amaze me. His plans are always greater and more beautiful than mine. Despite this pandemic, God was evident in showing His love to me through taking over my life and I praise God for everything that He did for me and for us.
"I'll praise Him even on times like these, uncertain, unbearable. Whether it is Easter Sunday or not, let's always remind ourselves of what He has done on the cross and His love for us. [heart emoji] Happy Easter everyone! Let God take the wheel for you!
"Btw, my baliktad tube is telling me that it's okay to make mistakes and I am not perfect. [emoji]"
More than anything, Kris was surprised that many people were able to relate to her fashion mishap.
Kris said, "I’m also overwhelmed to know that there were a lot of people who find themselves relating to my post.
"There were several comments and private messages saying that it also happened to them before. Mas malala pa nga daw.
"I appreciate it because I feel like they sent me messages so I can feel better and to say na okay lang yun, it’s normal.
"So I’m really thankful for those who took the time and effort to send me DMs."
Toward the end of the interview, Kris said she wants to remind her followers and other netizens that celebrities also make mistakes.
With the hashtag #normalizeimperfection, Kris told PEP.ph, "Just wanna say that even the lives of actors and actresses you see on screen aren’t perfect. We make mistakes.
"The photos we post are just the highlights or the best one out of a hundred takes. I hope that’s one of the things that we can normalize."